LINGUIST List 31.2686

Sun Aug 30 2020

FYI: Call for Participation: ALTA 2020 Shared Task

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 27-Aug-2020
From: Diego Molla <>
Subject: Call for Participation: ALTA 2020 Shared Task
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Call for Participation

The Australasian Language Technology Association (ALTA) is organising a programming competition for university undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Following on the series of shared tasks by ALTA since 2010, all participants compete to solve the same problem. The problem highlights an active area of research and programming in the area of language technology.

This year's shared task is about assessing human behaviour from textual data.

The tentative key dates are:

Right Now - Registration and release of training and development data
30 Oct 2020 - Deadline of submission of runs
3 Nov 2020 - Notification of results
20 Nov 2020 - Deadline of submission of system description
13-15 Jan 2021 - Presentation of results at ALTA workshop

Details of the task and registration are available at the competition website (

Good luck!


Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

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